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Head of Bookmobile Experience, Framingham Public Library (Framingham)

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, alternating Fridays and Saturdays, some evenings
 may be required.

Position Purpose:
The Framingham Public Library, a recognized leader in collaborative programming, located 20
miles west of Boston with a 53,000 sq. ft. Downtown Main Library, a 17,000 sq. ft. branch
library, plus a brand new Bookmobile, seeks a dynamic and energetic Bookmobile Librarian
with the creativity, flexibility and enthusiasm to deliver mobile library services, including first
rate collections, technology, and programming, to Framingham’s diverse and dynamic
Successful candidates will be flexible, energetic, dedicated to customer service, positive, and
excited to oversee and drive Framingham Public Library’s 27-foot Bookmobile throughout the
City’s neighborhoods, to special events, schools, and other destinations.
The position works in collaboration with Library Administration and staff to help the Library
fulfill its mission as the premier community resource for free inquiry, creative enrichment, and
lifelong learning.
Works under the direction of the Director of Libraries and/or the Assistant Director of Libraries.
Frequent contact with the public, community groups and other Library and City employees
requires the exercise of tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
May work at Main Library and/or the Branch Library as needed.
Essential Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various
types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the
▪ Provides positive public service.
▪ Drives the Bookmobile to specified locations and returns on a predetermined schedule.
▪ Works with Administration and Department Heads to develop, coordinate, and facilitate
Bookmobile services, routes, collections, technology, and maintenance.
▪ Develops and maintains collection for Bookmobile daily operation, which includes shelving,
weeding, and rotating materials including books, audio-visual material, Library of Things
collection, etc.
▪ Maintains a flexible, dynamic collection in response to locations and routes. Recommends
changes/additions to routes, schedules, and destinations as needed.
▪ Performs circulation functions using Sierra ILS including checking in and out materials,
registering patrons, and placing reserves.
▪ Under the direction of the Supervisor of Technology serves as “mini-key user” of Bookmobile
technology, performing basic troubleshooting and technology maintenance.
▪ Performs Reference and Research work and collection advisory as needed with support from
Main and Branch Library Reference Staff.
▪ Works with fellow Department Heads in developing programming, special events, and
marketing for the Bookmobile.
▪ Participates on select committees and working groups.
▪ Maintains detailed operations documentation and safety information for the Bookmobile.
▪ Oversees maintenance schedule to ensure routine maintenance. Reports any problems to
Director immediately.
▪ Performs other related duties as required.


Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Training and Experience:
▪ Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; three to five (3-5) years
of library and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and
▪ Valid Massachusetts State driver’s license and excellent driving record required.
▪ Strong dedication to public service and equal access to library services.
▪ Strong understanding of library operations, including experience with automated circulation
▪ Familiarity and comfort with current technology, devices, and common software programs,
such as Microsoft Office Suite.
▪ Ability to handle multiple priorities.
▪ Effective verbal and written communication skills.
▪ Tact, diplomacy, flexibility.
▪ Familiarity with Spanish or Portuguese desirable.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Must be capable of supervising miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position
which shall include, but may not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines and calculators.
Ability to move around the facility, walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and
stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motion with enough manual dexterity to use computers
and handle library items; Lift up to 40 pounds, or greater with assistance; and perform other 
efforts as identified with normal library work. Communicate effectively with others, orally and in
 Supervision Received: Works under the direction of the Director of Libraries and/or the
 Assistant Director of Libraries.

Job Environment:
▪ Requires driving and working year round in a bookmobile that has heat/air conditioning.
▪ Requires regular travel around the community and loading/unloading materials and equipment
in all kinds of weather and climatic conditions.
▪ Frequently required to bend, reach, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch.
▪ Moves back and forth between all areas of the library.
▪ Retrieves and replaces library materials from 2 inches from the floor to 7 feet from the floor.
▪ Regularly lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds, frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds,
and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds.
▪ Frequently pushes and pulls book truck carts.
▪ Views computers screens regularly while carrying out essential job functions.
▪ Work performed is subject to frequent interruptions, due to regular interactions with Library
patrons, and may be performed in a public space, which may be louder than a typical office

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$30.41-$41.51 per hour / $59,308 -$80,956 annually

Closing Date

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 The City of Framingham is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.


2020-11-09 |  Quick link to this job